Healthy Salads: Fruit & Nut

  When we are planning to lose weight or just eat healthy, the one advice we often get to hear is to eat five small meals instead of three big meals. In addition to planning healthy  breakfast,lunch and dinners, there are two other meals we need to fix- mid morning and evening. Usually the gap…

Best Blueberry & Cranberry Muffins Ever

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own               -Charles Dickens The world around us is as pretty as a picture if only we have the time to look and admire.I don’t know about the places which are still covered in snow but the weather in…

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies:Week 3 – Pista Apple Chikoo & Almond Milk

As the New Year draws closer,I am sure everyone is enjoying the holiday season with family and friends…partying hard and feasting harder. The cold air is filled with the irresistibly delicious aromas of baked goodies everywhere. They inevitably find a way into our homes even if we are not whipping them up in our kitchens. I…

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies: Week 1

December across the globe is a month of feasts and festivities. In Hyderabad,the weather in December is pleasant and beautiful,which means the entire month is lined up with weddings,parties and events. Hyderabadi weddings are a gastronomer’s delight.There is a huge spread of delicious hard to resist food.  Hyderabadi dum biryani, haleem , Marag, dum ka murgh,…

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa & Chicken and some childhood memories

Bell Pepper is one gorgeous vegetable, I can’t keep myself from adding to the shopping cart every week. Their glossy skins and vibrant hues instantly jazz up any ordinary looking dish.Beauty of bell peppers is not just skin deep as they are a store house of vitamins and anti-oxidants.They are known to improve eye health,…

Chicken Puff Pastry

Happy Ramadan to all my friends and readers! Ramadan the holiest month of the Islamic calendar is a month of fasting, charity giving , self analysis and introspection. During this month, Muslims across the world fast from dawn to dusk. After partaking the pre-dawn meal called Suhoor or Sehri,they abstain from eating or drinking till dusk.Apart from food and…

Strawberry and Orange Sorbet- A Royal Palate Cleanser

Hyderabad fondly known as the ‘Pearl City’ is an enchanting land of heritage monuments,forts,palaces, lakes, museums, gardens, software parks and more importantly a delectable cuisine fit for the kings. The once princely state was a kingdom of the wealthy and powerful Qutubshahi and Asafjahi rulers. The relics of their glorious rule can still be seen all…

Mango Bread – Easy and Delicious

Come Summer and the royal land of Nizams, Hyderabad appears golden yellow.Hyderabad fondly known as the ‘Pearl City’ is an enchanting land of heritage monuments,forts,palaces, lakes, museums, gardens, software parks and more importantly a delectable cuisine fit for the kings. And when it is summer, especially in the month of May, the entire city is…